By Kelsey Misbrener | November 27, 2018
PowerMarket, a provider of community solar management and administration software solutions, announced its partnership with Pine Gate Renewables—a utility-scale solar developer, owner and operator—to manage its Rhode Island community solar portfolio. In this engagement, PowerMarket will engage, support and manage those Rhode Island residents and small businesses that have subscribed to two community solar projects in the Ocean State.
"We did considerable due diligence in the market to see who had the expertise, back of house support, and software to manage our community solar projects," said Adam Brown, Pine Gate director of offtake strategy. "When you combine PowerMarket's proven software platform with their level of service, the decision was clear. We look forward to working with PowerMarket as a long-term partner as we grow our community solar portfolio in RI and beyond."
Pine Gate's Rhode Island community solar projects will have the capacity to power 300 local homes and businesses and save subscribers over $400,000 over the lifetime of their participation. With overwhelming interest from local participants, these projects are already fully subscribed, but there are future projects in the pipeline.
"We are excited to have Pine Gate on our platform," said PowerMarket director of operations Jason Kaplan. "We see Rhode Island's new Community Net Metering Pilot being the catalyst for further community solar in the state, and know Pine Gate is well positioned to capture this growing market."
Rhode Islanders interested in reducing their electric bills through community solar are welcome to contact Jason Kaplan with PowerMarket at (516) 330-4599 or Adam Brown with Pine Gate at (206) 605-9560.